NewsKenya bans slaughter, export of donkeys; China stands to...

Kenya bans slaughter, export of donkeys; China stands to suffer

-

- Advertisment -

Kenya bans slaughter, export of donkeys; China stands to suffer

After nearly two years of pressure from animal rights organisations, Kenya has banned the commercial slaughter of donkeys in the country.

The Brooke, one such international charity that protects and improves the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules around the world, has joined several others to celebrate the development which also comes with economic implications.

At least 1,000 donkeys are slaughtered every day to be exported to China, where their skin is boiled down to make ejiao, an ingredient used in traditional Chinese medicines.

- Advertisement -

The East African nation legalised trade in donkey meat and hide in 2012 to meet growing demand in China. But Agriculture Minister Peter Munya concedes that the decision had been a mistake as it had caused the donkey population to fall.

Many people in rural areas use donkeys to fetch water and firewood, raising fears that their dwindling numbers will increase the workload of women.

- Advertisement -

Kenya has about 1.2 million donkeys compared with 1.8 million a decade ago, according to government data published last week.

Kenya joins the list of African countries that have banned donkey exports to China which includes Uganda, Tanzania, Botswana, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali and Senegal.

Get Your News on Wundef.com

Send us your business and entrepreneurship stories/news and articles to admin@wundef.com or through whatsapp, +233247516850.

Subscribe to our Youtube Channel, Like our Facebook Page

- Advertisement -

And also follow us on Twitter

- Advertisement -

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest news

Bybit Wins the Most Transparent Exchange at Crypto Expo Dubai 2021 

Bybit, one of the world’s fastest growing cryptocurrency exchanges, has clinched the “Most Transparent Exchange” award at Crypto Expo...

Checkout The Smart Bottle That Cleans Our Oceans

Big Ocean Bottle is a smart bottle that helps clean our oceans. The water bottle directly funds ocean plastic...

You don’t have to die poor

You didn’t choose your background, but to a large extent, you determine your destiny through your mindset and the...

Vodafone connects its customers with Thales’ Eco-SIM card

Thales to supply Vodafone Group with Eco-SIM; a product whose card body is made out of 100% recycled plastic...
- Advertisement -

Not every criticism is a HATE SPEECH!

Not every criticism is a HATE SPEECH!We love the applause.We all love the praise singing.We smile when we are...

African Parliamentarians unpack Africa’s Sanitation problem

Access to water and sanitation remains a luxury for most people in Africa. African parliamentarians are ensuring that this luxury...

Must read

- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you